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Confirmation (Grades 6-8)

Confirmation

We have lots of fun things planned for this Confirmation year; you don’t want to miss out.  If you have any questions about our program contact our Youth Coordinator Cat at youthministry@gslutheran.org or phone at 770-924-7286 text. 104.  We meet roughly every other Sunday, via Zoom from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The current schedule is posted below.

Confirmation Class of 2019

Confirmation has been around in Lutheran Churches for a long time, but it is important for us to stop and think about what it is before we begin. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has said: “Confirmation ministry is a pastoral and education ministry of the church which helps the baptized person through Word and Sacrament to identify more deeply with the Christian community and participate more fully in its mission.”

What does that mean? It means that Confirmation is more than a class, it is more than a three year program – it is a ministry through which God is active in your life. Confirmation will help you to feel more at home in the church and teach you ways to be active in the different ministries of the church. Regardless of how old we are, what God wants for us has not began and will not end with Confirmation. By the grace of God, we continue – each and every day of our lives – to walk our journey of life with God.

Confirmation will teach you how your faith can be active in your daily life. It teaches you about the promises that God has made to you and how you can depend on those promises during your lives. We will learn about how trusting in God isn’t just something we hear about, but something we can do ourselves. At the end of the Confirmation program you will have a deeper, more personal and honest idea about what you believe and who God is. You will learn how to live out that faith in the church and world.

Here is how we are going to do that. We are going to study scripture, Baptism, Communion , and  the teachings of Martin Luther. We are going to learn through our actions as well as through worship and doing acts of service for others. You will have the chance to talk about what you are learning about your faith at home with your parents and at church with your pastors, teachers, and each other. It is our goal that at the end of all these classes you will stand before the church and make a statement of faith that is meaningful for you.

Confirmation is part of lifelong a journey of faith, filled with new questions and answers, new discoveries, new relationships, new responsibilities, and new possibilities. But know that confirmation is just one step along a much larger journey of your life. God is with you along the way, each step of the way. Confirmation is not the end, nor the beginning. Rather, Confirmation is a tool that helps you along your life-long adventure of living out your Christian faith.

Useful Confirmation Links 2020-2021

Confirmation Worship Notes:  (pick your format)

Welcome Letter, Requirements, and Covenant

Good Shepherd Confirmation Point Recommendations

2020 – 2021 Confirmation Meeting Schedule

While none of us expected to be living in this time of social distancing, we feel we cannot safely meet the guidelines of meeting in person.  As long as the current situation continues, we will meet virtually via Zoom until the time we can meet again in person.  

Students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate in the confirmation program. If you are in grades 6-8 or have a child who is, be sure to mark these important dates on your calendar.

Confirmation meets on the following Sundays from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Date Lesson Assignments
August 23, 2020 Parent Meeting (Virtual)  
     
August 30, 2020 Luther & Small Catechism Introduction pre-class questions
     
September 13, 2020 Service Project / God’s Work Our Hands GWOH Sunday pre class questions
     
September 27, 2020 Luther and the Reformation Luther and the Reformation pre class questions
     
October 4, 2020 Baptism Baptism pre class questions
     
October 18, 2020 Communion  
     
November 6-8,2020 Retreat: Apostles’ Creed  
     
November 22, 2020 SS Hour: Connecting to God Through Prayer  
     
December 6, 2020 The Church Calendar  
     
December 20, 2020 Caroling with FX3 / Christmas Party  
     
January 3, 2021 Lutheran Worship Practices  
     
Jan 17-18, 2021 Retreat: Serving Others Through Vocation  
     
January 31, 2021 Saved by Grace Through Faith  
     
February 14, 2021 Law and Gospel/Saint and Sinner  
     
February 26-28, 2021 ALL Georgia Youth Gathering  
     
March 14, 2021 ELCA and Southeastern Synod  
     
March 28, 2021 Other Denominations and World Religions  
     
April 11, 2021 Stewardship of Creation and Money  
     
April 25, 2021 Sharing Your Faith  

Confirmation Photos

Confirmation Class

  

Gods Work. Our Hands Sunday.

End of Year Celebration-2017-2018